My Everyday Summer Makeup Routine

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hello, friends!

It's been quite a while and I'm sorry I've been so absent from the blog! Big things have been happening in our lives including...a house! For the past few months, we've been going through the home-buying process and we're finally moving into our first home at the end of the month. A perfect way to start off the summer!

Speaking of summer, the rise in temps calls for a switch up in my daily makeup routine. I've been craving lighter coverage and a bronzy glow for the summer months. I've nailed down a routine that I absolutely LOVE, so I thought I'd share those products with you. Enjoy!

The Internet was struck by utter confusion when this product came out. Is it a foundation? Primer? Highlighter? Charlotte says it's a "customizable, multipurpose primer-highlighter complexion booster" and I agree - it can be used as a foundation primer or a highlighter. On an everyday basis, I use this as a foundation primer. When I want some extra glow, I add it to the tops of my cheekbones & temples with a beauty sponge. On no-makeup days, I'll just wear this as a base and it gives a beautiful glow-from-within look. I wear shade 2!

Chanel can do no wrong in my eyes when it comes to foundation. My skin is quite picky when it comes to trying new foundations, but Chanel's have never irritated my skin. When I saw they came out with a tinted moisturizer, I had to order it immediately. The older (yikes!) I'm getting, the more I'm loving a more natural, lighter coverage base. This is a beautiful but extremely glowy tinted moisturizer. I do tend to get oily in my t-zone throughout the day, so I will use a translucent setting powder on my forehead, nose and chin with this product. If you're not into the glow, this is a no-go fo ya. But if you love a sheer wash of color with a healthy radiance, this is the product for you. I wear shade Light, and I'm normally a B20 in other Chanel foundations. 

Yes, attention one and all...I've fallen off the Tarte Shape Tape bandwagon. We had a good run, but I was looking for something that would hydrate and conceal my under eyes at the same time. This concealer is super creamy and never leaves me with that dry, crapy look. I use shade 1C and it's the perfect shade to cover up dark spots on other parts of my face. And as the name claims, it's definitely long-lasting!

I was a HUGE fan of the original CT Filmstar Bronze & Glow, so I was ecstatic when I saw they came out with a bronzer-blush duo. The bronzer in this palette is a fair-skinned gal's dream! The blush is a beautiful, soft cool-toned pink but it is extremely pigmented, so I always make sure to go in with a light hand. This mini blush brush is included with the palette and it actually amazing for a freebie. I actually love using it with my Chanel Soliel Tan de Chanel cream bronzer! It's worth mentioning this duo will cost you a pretty penny ($75 to be precise) but if you're a Charlotte Tilbury lover, this is totally worth it. 

I'm very maintenance when it comes to eyeshadow in the summertime. I usually take a bronzer in my crease and add one of Glossier's cream eyeshadows on the center of the lid. I have the shades "Fawn" and "Slip" and I love the sheer wash of color they add to the lid. If you're looking for pigment, these won't be for you and they have a little bit of a learning curve to them. The product comes with a doe foot applicator, but I find it applies way too much when I use the applicator directly on my lid. I like to dab a little product on both lids and blend out with my finger or a short stiff eyeshadow brush. While they can be a bit tricky to apply, these Glossier Lidstars are a must-have for the summer!

I'm never loyal to one specific mascara. So every time I finish a tube, I try a completely new product. One of my favorite beauty YouTubers, Allana Davison, raves about the Lacome Monsieur Big mascara on her channel all the time. And overall, I like it! It's volumizing and lengthening and doesn't flake throughout the day. Is it the most revolutionary mascara ever? Probably not. But it does a pretty good job! 

I polish off my sheer summer look with Glossier's sheer matte lipstick in "Like". It's the perfect "your lips but better" shade and it leaves a nice stain on the lips. It's not the longest lasting lipstick I've ever worn, but for a sheer lipstick it's pretty darn good! I also have the shade "Jam" (a beautiful berry shade). Perfect for date night!

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